THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPLORER

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The South African Explorer

Map Tour Information

Days / Nights 13 Days / 12 Nights
Min/Max Participants 2 – 44 Passengers
Departure Selected Mondays
Rosebank Hotels (07h00)
Sandton CBD Hotels (07h30)
Selected Airport Hotels (08h15)
Accommodation Upper 3-star and 4-star hotels and private game lodges
Vehicle Luxury: Sedan / Microbus / Quantum
Driver/Guide Services of THETA registered driver guide throughout tour
Open Safari Vehicle Game drives with experienced ranger – where applicable
Languages Available English – German
Other language guides available on request or if booked on a private basis
Additional Information
HIGHLIGHTS*Johannesburg City Sites * Dullstroom * Private Game Lodges * OSV Game Drives * Panorama Route * God’s Window * Blyde River Canyon * Bourkes Luck Potholes * Kruger National Park game viewing * Swaziland * Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game viewing Game Reserve * iSimangaliso Wetland Park * Storms River Mouth * Tsitsikamma Forest * Knysna scenery * Ocean Safari * Plettenberg Bay * Views of Wilderness * Ostrich Farm * Cango Caves *Elephant interaction * Route 62 *Cape Town *Cape Point

INCLUDING

  • Meals: 12 breakfasts; 3 dinners
  • Entrance fees: Johannesburg City Half Day Tour; Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park and Private Game reserves; St Lucia Boat Cruise; Airport transfers to KSIA and Port Elizabeth hotel; Conservation fee for Tsitsikamma; Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Ocean Safari; Sunset Knysna oyster cruise; Elephant interaction; Cape Town Half Day Tour

EXCLUDING

  • Visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any drinks
  • Tips
Tour Programme
Some of what you will see:
Cairo
Cape Town
Giza
St Lucia
Sakara
Cango Caves
Khan Elkhalili
Plettenberg
Nile Cruise
Port Alferd
Aswan
Coffee Bay
Kom Ombo
Durban
Edfu
Hlane Royal park
Ethna
Kruger National Park
Luxor
Wonder View
Day 1 : Day of arrivalArrival at OR Tambo International – airport transfer at own arrangement

Lunch (own arrangements)
Forex desk at hotel
Optional Joburg City afternoon tour available (Pick-up from Rosebank at 14h10)
Scheduled Tour briefing at 18h30 at the hotel
Dinner at hotel or Rosebank Mall (own account)

Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank Hotel or similar – Bed and Breakfast (4 star)

Day 2 : JOHANNESBURG to HOEDSPRUIT AREA via DULLSTROOM

Breakfast
Lunch in Dullstroom (own account)
OSV Game Drive (included)
Dinner at the lodge (included)

Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar – dinner, bed and breakfast basis including two game viewing activities (4 star)

Day 3 : HOEDSPRUIT to SABIE via PANORAMA ROUTE

Early morning bush walk or game drive (included)
Breakfast at lodge
Panorama Route featuring: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest (included)
Lunch on Panorama Route (own account)
Arrive at your overnight destination late afternoon
Dinner at lodge / town (own account)

Lone Creek River Lodge or similar – bed and breakfast (3 star)

Day 4 : SABIE to MTHETHOMUSHA GAME RESERVE via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at the lodge
Enter Kruger National Park at Kruger Gate – game viewing in closed vehicle (included)
Lunch at a Rest Camp in the Park (own account)
Exit Kruger National Park at Malelane Gate
Early dinner at Bongani Mountain Lodge (included)
OSV Night drive (included)

Bongani Mountain Lodge or similar – dinner, bed and breakfast basis including two game activities (4 star)

Day 5 : MTHETHOMUSHA GAME RESERVE to HLUHLUWE via SWAZILAND

Early breakfast at lodge
Short morning OSV game drive (included)
Enter Swaziland at Manenga Border (visas for own account)
Drive through Hlane Royal Park, Big Bend
Lunch at Nisela Safari (own account)
Enter South Africa at Lavumisa Border (multiple SA entry visas for own account)
Arrive at your overnight destination late afternoon
Dinner at lodge (own account)

Ezulwini Game Lodge or similar – bed and breakfast (3 star)

Day 6 : HLUHLUWE to DURBAN via ST LUCIA

Breakfast at lodge
Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve – in closed vehicle (included)
Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site
Boat cruise on the estuary (included)
Lunch in St Lucia (own account)
Arriving in Durban during the late afternoon (not before 5pm).
Drop off at your hotel

Protea Hotel Edward or similar – bed and breakfast (4 star)

Day 7 : DURBAN to PORT ELIZABETH

Breakfast at hotel
Morning at leisure
Airport transfer to King Shaka International Airport (included)
Flight to Port Elizabeth (flight not included, can be booked by E.T&T)
Airport transfer to beachfront hotel (included)
Dinner at hotel (own account)

Protea Hotel Marine or similar – bed and breakfast (3 star)

Day 8 : PORT ELIZABETH to KNYSNA via TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

Breakfast at hotel
Storms River Bridge (included)
Lunch in Tsitsikamma Forest (own account)
Arrive at hotel
Sunset cruise Oyster Tour (included – weather permitting)
Dinner on Thesen Island (own account)

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast (4 star)

Day 9 : KNYSNA to PLETTENBERG BAY and back

Breakfast at hotel
Ocean Safari in Plettenberg Bay (included – weather permitting)
Lunch in Plettenberg Bay (own account)
Arrive at hotel, time at leisure
Dinner at Waterfront (own account)

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast (4 star)

Day 10 : OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS

Breakfast at hotel
Outeniqua Pass
Wilderness views – Map of Africa (weather permitting)
Ostrich Farm visit (included)
Lunch at Ostrich Farm (own account)
Arrive at lodge, time at leisure
Optional bush safari experience (own account)
Dinner at lodge (included)

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, or similar – dinner, bed and breakfast (4 star)

Day 11 : OUDTSHOORN to CAPE TOWN via ROUTE 62

Breakfast at lodge
Elephant interaction experience (included)
Cango Caves (included)
Drive via Worcester to Route 62
Lunch in Barrydale (own account)
Arrive at hotel
Dinner at hotel (own account)

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town or similar – bed and breakfast (3 star)

Day 12 : CAPE TOWN FULL DAY TOUR

Breakfast at hotel
Cape Point Full Day Tour (included)
Lunch (own account)
Dinner at hotel / city (own account)

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town or similar – bed and breakfast (3 star)

Day 13 : CAPE TOWN AT LEISURE / DAY OF DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel
Airport transfer

 

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